This week, students finished there boat prototypes, collected materials, and started designing their boats. As a class, students brainstormed criteria on how to judge and build their boats based on two main challenges: make a boat that will float and make a boat that will carry a load. Students carefully chose each material to ensure their watercraft was able to successfully achieve both challenges. This design thinking task gets students sharing their ideas with others and testing possible outcomes.
Students worked on the literary process when creating their "The Day I Got Stuck in a Snow Globe". Each student created a rough copy then as a class we created a "peer edit checklist". Students then paired up with a partner to make sure their story had proper capitalization, punctation, "juicy words", and was interesting! Finally, students copied their final draft onto their snow globe drawing. The class is very excited to share their stories during Parent Teacher Interviews next week!
The grade 1's are continuing to work on addition with sums of 0-20 using multiple strategies. The grade 2's are also working on two digit addition with and without regrouping.
Field Trip Reminder:
On Monday, our class is going to the Art's Common for a fun and physical field trip! Please ensure students pack plenty of food and water as it will have many physically engaging activities. As students will be dancing and moving, make sure they have indoor shoes as well. We are very excited to have a fun day off-site with all three Grade 1/2 Science Program classes!
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.